շահ

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian շահ (šah); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

շահ (šah)

  1. benefit, profit, gain
    շահս ո՞րն էšahs o?rn ēwhat's in it for me?
  2. interest
    շահով տալšahov talto make out a loan
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian شاه (shâh).

Noun[edit]

շահ (šah)

  1. shah
Declension[edit]

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

շահ (šah)

  1. profit, interest, fruit, gain, lucre; advantage, good, benefit, utility, emolument
    շահ օգտի/օգտութեանšah ōgti/ōgtutʿeanutility
    սէր շահուsēr šahulove of lucre
    ի շահ օգտի իւրեանցi šah ōgti iwreancʿfor their advantage; for the benefit of them
    ոչ առ ի շահ ինչ օգտի բարբառիմočʿ aṙ i šah inčʿ ōgti barbaṙimbe sure I speak disinterestedly
    ի շահսս հարկանիլ, շահու զհետ լինել, կրթիլ, մտանելi šahss harkanil, šahu zhet linel, krtʿil, mtanelto become avaricious, to be greedy of gain
    շահ բերելšah berelto be profitable, to profit, to produce gains
    բառնալ զշահ ուրուքbaṙnal zšah urukʿto clip a person's profits or gains
  2. interest, usury
    ի շահ ածելi šah acelto invest, to put out at interest
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Etymology 2[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

շահ (šah)

  1. kind of a dance
    շահս առնելšahs aṙnelto dance

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “շահ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “շահ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “շահ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press